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Florida coach Billy Donovan. (Getty Images)

Updated NCAA Tournament Odds: Florida Still The Favorite

Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin is the favorite to win the tournament MOP award.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2014

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Police: Round Lake Man Dead, 2 Injured After Small Plane Crashes In Florida

A northwest suburban man is dead and two girls injured after a plane from the Chicago area crashed in eastern Florida, police said.

03/22/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Will Yeguete #15 of the Florida Gators (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Life On The Bubble And Selection Sunday

A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.

03/17/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Oberweis Was In Florida For Wife’s Birthday Instead Of Campaigning For Senate

His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/14/2014

Doug Truax (left) and Jim Oberweis (right) are running against each other in the 2014 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Credit: CBS)

Senate Hopeful Slams Rival Oberweis For Florida Trip

One of the two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall is taking issue with his opponent being on vacation in Florida less than a week before the primary election.

03/12/2014

Roberto Luongo. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roberto Luongo Traded To Florida, Reacts With Twitter Emoticon

The move ended an eight-year run in Vancouver for Luongo.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

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Best Spring Break Destinations For Students On A Budget

College students on a budget may still find discount travel packages to spring break destinations like South Padre Island, Daytona Beach and Panama City.

03/04/2014

Boston manager John Farrell, left, argues with Dana DeMuth. (Getty Images)

A Guide To MLB’s New Expanded Replay Rules

Managers decide to challenge for the first six innings, while umps decide thereafter.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Castro Comeback Key To Cubs’ 2014 Rebuild

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) MESA, Ariz. — Starlin Castro must return to All-Star form in order for the Cubs to move in the direction of becoming the organization they hope to become. The two-time All-Star has […]

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Reports: Former Illini Coach Ron Zook To Join Packers’ Staff

Former Illinois coach Ron Zook appears destined for Green Bay.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Baker’s Dozen: Slogans Of UI, NU Sound Childish When Wins Don’t Follow

Enough with the rhetoric, Illinois and Northwestern. Win some games first.

CBS 2–02/07/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

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Office Depot Picks Florida Over Illinois For HQ

Office Depot has picked Florida for its global headquarters, choosing Boca Raton over the Illinois home of its merger partner OfficeMax.

12/10/2013

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Best Places In America For A Tropical Christmas

Americans hoping to escape winter weather can enjoy a tropical Christmas in Hawaii or Florida at places such as Honolulu, Lahaina, Waikiki and Key West.

12/10/2013

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Beware Insurance Pitches Disguised As Obamacare

You may think you’re signing up for affordable health care, but experts say it could be a scheme to get you to enroll in something else. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/24/2013

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Feds: Illinois Highways 5th Busiest In U.S.

In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.

08/19/2013

Cecil T. Barnes ( photo from McHenry County Sheriff's office)

McHenry County Fugitive Arrested In Florida

A man listed on McHenry County’s Top Ten wanted website was arrested early Monday in Florida, according to police.

07/15/2013

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South Florida’s Most Comfortable Wilderness Retreats

This “Best Of” list offers options to explore the abundant wilderness in and around South Florida, while enjoying the comforts of home or a hotel.

05/22/2013

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A Dozen Illinoisans Come Within One Number Of $600M Powerball Jackpot

One number in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing was the difference for a dozen Illinois players between being $10,000 richer and living the life of a multi-millionaire.

05/19/2013

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